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Weekly Wrap: False Claims On Rahul Gandhi, Misinformation Around Sabarimala Temple, Brazil Protests & More

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Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

From false claims on leopard being spotted inside kitchen where Sabarimala temple’s prasad is prepared to an old photo of ‘QAnon Shaman’ linked to recent protests in Brazil, read our top 5 debunks from the week here:

False Claims On Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi Did Not Refuse To Wear Turban Unless Cameras Were Present, Viral Claim Is False

A video of Rahul Gandhi, where he is allegedly refusing to don the ‘paghdi’ or the characteristic Sikh turban without cameras filming the act, is being widely shared online. The video is being shared with captions that accuse Gandhi of taking advantage of the religious sentiments of people. Newcshecker found the claim to be untrue. The Congress leader is heard refusing to click a picture with a woman, which has been misconstrued. Read more here.

Viral Photo Of Brazil’s ‘QAnon Shaman’ Is From 2021 Rally, Not 2023 Riots

A photo of a protester, purportedly from Brazil where thousands of supporters of its far-right former president Jair Bolsonaro reportedly invaded the country’s congress, presidential palace and supreme court in the capital, Brasilia, on Sunday, is doing the rounds of social media. Newschecker found the claim to be false. The viral photograph actually shows a Jair Bolsonaro supporter from a September 7, 2021 rally. Read more here.

No, Viral Video Does Not Show Leopard In Kitchen Where Sabarimala Temple’s Aravana Payasam Is Made

A video claiming to show a leopard roaming freely inside the high tech kitchen where Sabarimala temple’s Aravana Payasam is prepared is being shared and circulated widely on social media platforms. Newschecker’s investigation revealed the claim to be untrue.The video dates back to December, 2022 and it shows the wild animal straying into Hetero pharma facility in Telangana. Read more here.

Nirmala Sitharaman Meeting Her Father At His Home? No, Video Viral With False Claim

A video showing Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman interacting with an elderly man is going viral on social media platforms, with users claiming that the video showed the finance minister meeting her father at his “simple” home. “A father accords a royal traditional welcome to his daughter which she politely sidesteps and introduces her colleagues to her father,” the captions accompanying the video added.  Newschecker found the claim to be false. Read more here.

Viral Video Claiming To Show Recent Earthquake In Indonesia Is Actually From Taiwan

After a deep-sea-earthquake hit Indonesia on Tuesday, several social media users shared visuals purportedly showing the effects of tremblor in the archipelago. Among the many videos being shared online, one set of visuals, purportedly from a forest where a group of people are seen crouching and falling over due to the tremors, has gone viral. Those who shared the video claimed that it showed the recent Indonesian earthquake. Newschecker found the claim to be untrue. Read more here.


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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